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RE: Network Rail - Between 10 and 50 000 leaves per tree

Subject: RE: Network Rail - Between 10 and 50 000 leaves per tree
From: Alastair Durkin
Date: May 16 2018 08:15:17
Bill, I'm sorry but the idea that an organisation should be able to do 
whatever they want at the expense of all else in order to ensure continued 
employment of workers is just bonkers. If there is a question to be asked 
then it should be. 


-----Original Message-----
From: uktc-request@xxxxxx.tree-care.info 
[mailto:uktc-request@xxxxxx.tree-care.info] On Behalf Of Bill Anderson
Sent: 15 May 2018 13:14
To: UK Tree Care
Subject: Re: Network Rail - Between 10 and 50 000 leaves per tree

I'm with Neil on the workers' front. I don't think it's entirely fair for a 
hard working arb's livelihood to be affected by a load of uninformed and 
near-hysterical objectors. Hopefully they've all got other tasks to perform 
but I sympathise. Not that I think Network Rail are without fault, these 
matters should have been addressed a long time ago, but the Press whipping up 
a situation is unlikely to help anybody in this case.....

On 15 May 2018 at 09:02, Alastair Durkin <ADurkin@xxxxxxxxxx.gov.uk> wrote:

Hi Neil

Any loss of jobs is of course regrettable, but that has nothing to do 
with the justification or otherwise for Network Rail's course of 
action. The exception for a statutory undertaker only extends to works 
that are 'necessary' for the safe undertaking of the operation. 
Therefore the methods now being adopted are arguable at the very least 
if a TPO is in place. There is no reason why an LA should not make a 
TPO on operational land if they believe that harm to amenity is being 
caused by unnecessary works. That said, the chances of overall success 
for the LA in retaining a TPO in such circumstances are probably slim.

Alastair


-----Original Message-----
From: uktc-request@xxxxxx.tree-care.info [mailto:uktc-request@lists.
tree-care.info] On Behalf Of Neil
Sent: 14 May 2018 22:23
To: UK Tree Care
Subject: Re: Network Rail - Between 10 and 50 000 leaves per tree

Another aspect of this story is that with all this misinformed 
hysteria about NWR all vegetation clearance work has been suspended 
until further notice due to ministerial intervention.

Lets hope this is short-term, because as we speak thousands of arb 
contractors have been stood down across the UK.

That's the big guys and all the sub contractors they use effectively 
laid off and losing money.

Please think about that before typing.


Also I thought the job of  tree officer was to administer the relevant 
tree legislation/regs with impartial judgement.

Trying to make TPO's on the operational land of NWR is naive and 
rather partisan if you ask me.

n



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I wonder what will happen if Network Rail undertake the clearance 
work under the exception at Reg 14(1)(a)(iii)(aa)

I'm also sure I heard the head of Network Rail on radio 4 putting a 
positive spin on the felling by saying that they were creating new 
grassland habitats with wildflowers etc which was a good thing.

On Sat, 12 May 2018, 09:16 David, <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.com> wrote:

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An interesting development with this story.

"Bromley Council has taken steps to protect a group of mature 
trackside trees that are likely to be targeted in the rail 
operator’s plans to fell all ‘leaf-fall’ species."

https://tinyurl.com/y9hy8kwc

Cheers

Acer ventura




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